Every action, no matter how big or small, makes a difference!
If our region is to achieve the CQSS2030 vision and targets there’s a lot to do and we need everyone to play a part. We encourage all businesses, groups, organisations and individuals to celebrate what they’re doing and inspire others by adding their actions here.
Take a look at what’s being done, who’s been doing it, and the difference they’ve made.
Glencore: Collinsville Open Cut host community tree planting day
Glencore’s Collinsville Open Cut mine has joined forces with the local community to put the finishing touches on an ambitious '10,000 Tree' planting project for the site’s rehabilitation areas.
Gladstone Regional Council: Litter Education and Awareness Program
The Litter Education and Awareness Program (LEAP) collaborating with participating Reef Guardian Schools, Cleanwater Group and Tangaroa Blue. The LEAP project involves installing litter capture devices, collecting and sorting the litter.
Biloela Holistic Management Group: Holistic Management Training
Holistic Management training part funded by FBA over 4 two-day sessions covering Allan Savory's core learning around managing holistically - Holistic Decision-making, Holistic Grazing and Financial Planning and an introduction to Holistic Land Planning & Yeoman's Scale of Permanence, with continued learning support.
High Valley Dawn Permaculture Farm: Regenerative farming
High Valley Dawn is a 140 acre farm which showcases a range of different regenerative farming practices. This year, we started running weekly farm tours every Sunday and offering tours for bus tours and school groups as well as completing our Time-Managed Regenerative Grazing Project in Partnership with FBA and RCS.
Rockhampton Regional Council: Community Waste Education Program
Are you a recycling hero? Rockhampton Regional Councils' Waste and Recycling unit supports general public, groups & schools on their journey to become a zero waste community by 2050. Get involved in Clean Up Australia Day or book a free Guest Speaker or Guided Site Tour, access our project funding and become a Recycling Hero School!
Cotton Australia: Enhancing environmental outcomes through grants
A Central Highlands farming family is achieving excellent results in biodiversity, soil health and water efficiency thanks to best practice principles and research assisted by grants from the Fitzroy Basin Association. Oliver Volck and his father Graham are undertaking ongoing soil and water testing at their cotton farm to not only improve productivity, but also ensure the environment is cared for.
Erosion Control, Water testing and Ecosystem Restoration in the Fitzroy River Basin
This project under the funding kindly acquired under the successful Smart Farm Small Farm Grant application titled: Soil and Water Conservation of the Brigalow Belt North and Central Mackay Coast Bioregions. This project currently has sites in Dululu and Woodbury and great progress has been seen so far.
Catchment Solutions: Styx Catchment Gully and Paddock Rehab
Catchment Solutions have successfully rehabilitated over 15ha of severe gully erosion in the Ogmore area of the Styx River catchment, funded through the Australian Government’s Reef Trust IV Program. Using earthworks and gypsum treatment, the land has been converted from a barren landscape to a pastured paddock.
CQUniversity: Precision Livestock Management
CQUniversity is partnering with beef producers across the Central Queensland region to deliver real-time data that informs land management decisions around stocking rates and pasture availability, which in turn helps to prevent erosion and sediment runoff into nearby catchments.
Emu Park Bushcare: Beachscrub & Wetlands
Since 2000, the Group has been involved in rehabilitation work in Emu Park; Protecting and restoring the habitat of threatened plants and animals, and helping to manage protected areas such as dune, beachscrub and wetlands.
Plastic Free CQ: Eliminate Single-use
Plastic Free CQ (PFCQ) is a free no-obligation program for cafes and mobile food vendors to eliminate single-use plastics. The program targets six (6) of the most littered items in Australia. These are plastic; straws, cutlery, plates & bowls, takeaway containers and water bottles.
Livingstone Shire Council: National Tree Day
Council has been working with Ian Weigh Toyota and Planet Ark for many years to facilitate an annual event for National Tree Day. The location for the event changes year-to-year to reflect areas that would benefit from revegetation efforts. In 2021, more than 200 trees were planted at Fisherman's Beach in Emu Park.